Norwegian Cruise Line announced select 2020-2021 itineraries for 12 of the company's 17 ships.
The new itineraries include the debut of Norwegian Encore in Seattle where she will offer 7-day Alaska cruises alongside sistership Norwegian Bliss, as well as the arrival of Norwegian Joy in New York City for the first time.
Norwegian Spirit, that is due to undergo an extensive multi-million revitalization early 2020, will sail various port-intensive itineraries from Tokyo and Hong Kong. Norwegian Jewel will visit French Polynesia, Hawaii and the South Pacific in spring 2020 and spring 2021.
- NCL Norwegian Bliss is to be joined in Seattle in 2019 and 2020 by Norwegian Joy and in 2021 by Norwegian Encore. Both Bliss and Encore offer 7-day itineraries. Norwegian Bliss visits Juneau, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, and Victoria BC beginning on April 24, 2021. Norwegian Encore starts her Alaska season on May 2, 2021, visiting Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Victoria BC. All of the Alaska itineraries of Norwegian Encore feature Glacier Bay. Joy sails to Alaska, calling at Juneau, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, and Victoria BC from April 2020 through October 2020. Beginning on May 10, 2021, Norwegian Jewel sails back to Vancouver BC and Seward to sail her popular 7-day Glacier Bay Northbound and Inside Passage voyages.
- As of April 13, 2021, NCL Norwegian Breakaway sails on a mix of 5-, 7- and 9-day Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean itineraries from Miami FL. Her Eastern Caribbean cruises include visits to Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, Tortola, and Norwegian’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay. Her Western Caribbean itineraries feature calls to Roatan Island, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and the Caribbean’s resort-style destination Harvest Caye. Norwegian Breakaway’s Southern Caribbean voyages visit Oranjestad, Willemstad, Kralendijk, and Puerto Plata.
- Beginning on April 14, 2021, Norwegian Joy homeports in New York for the first time, offering a mix of Bermuda, Canada and New England itineraries. Her 7-day Bermuda trips offer guests 3 full days to explore the island, while the 5-day Canada & New England sailings feature visits to Maine, Halifax, and Portland. From April 18, 2021, Norwegian Gem sails on a mix of 7-day Bermuda itineraries from Boston as well as 7-day Canada & New England voyages from Boston and Quebec City. Ports of call include Bar Harbor, Portland, Halifax, Sydney, Saguenay, and Charlottetown. Following her Caribbean itineraries from Miami FL on August 24, 2021, Breakaway offers 7-day Canada & New England voyages from New York that include calls to Bar Harbor, Portland, Halifax, and Saint John.
- On April 25, 2021, Norwegian Epic returns to Europe to sail her popular 7-day itineraries from Barcelona and Rome with visits to Naples, Florence/Pisa, Cannes, and Palma de Mallorca. Beginning on May 2, 2021, Norwegian Dawn once again cruises the Greek Isles from Venice with 7-day itineraries that include calls to Kotor, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, and Argostoli. As of April 29, 2021, NCL Norwegian Getaway offers 10 and 11-day voyages to the Greek Isles and Italy from Rome with stops in Kotor, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos, Athens (Piraeus), Naples, and Florence/Pisa. Returning to Europe on May 28, 2021, NCL Escape offers 9-day itineraries to the Baltic region from Copenhagen with calls to Warnemunde, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm (Nynashamn), and overnight in Saint Petersburg.
- Beginning on May 9, 2020, Norwegian Spirit sails a variety of itineraries from Tokyo and Hong Kong. These 11- to 15-day itineraries feature calls to Shanghai, Beijing, Osaka, Okinawa, Mount Fuji, Sapporo, and Taipei (Keelung). In early 2020, as part of the line’s Norwegian Edge program, Spirit is due to undergo an extensive multi-million revitalization including new venues, updated public spaces and staterooms. Norwegian Jewel sails various French Polynesia, Hawaii, and South Pacific itineraries in spring 2020 and spring 2021. These 11 to 21-day cruises sail from Sydney, Papeete, Honolulu, and Vancouver BC featuring calls to incredible destinations like Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, Nuku Hiva, Lautoka, Dravuni, Noumea, Ille des Pins, Mystery Island, Port Vila, the Big Island (Hilo and Kailua-Kona), Maui (Kahului), Kauai (Nawiliwili), Oahu (Honolulu).